The Family Minister is the primary staff position responsible for ministry to families. The Family Minister will be responsible for Christian Education, including the oversight of ministries to adults, youth, and children. Candidates should embrace and embody the mission of Young Meadows and seek to reproduce that mission among the congregants for which he is responsible. The Family Minister will be called as an Assistant Pastor, will serve at the behest of the Session, and will report directly to the Senior Pastor. Responsibilities include:
• Overseeing the vision of children and youth ministry; includes the development, maintenance, and evaluation of ministries, working in conjunction with the Children’s Director and Youth Intern, Children’s Parent Oversight Team and Youth Parent Oversight Team.
• Directing monthly Family Ministry Team meetings; will provide direction and accountability to members of the Family Ministry Team.
• Overseeing and mentoring Youth Intern. Internship program to be initiated which develops Youth Intern. • Overseeing and mentoring Children’s Director.
• Serving on the Word Council to ensure that the church’s mission and objectives (especially those relating to discipleship) are being pursued. Shepherding and evaluating church-wide systems that relate to discipleship. Also serving as a liaison between children/youth ministries and the session.
• Overseeing ministry to young adults and young married couples; developing ministry plan, including the fostering of community and direct discipleship of young adults/married couples.
• Assisting church staff in counseling, especially as it relates to parents of children and youth, along with young adults/married couples. • Participating and assisting in the coordination, development, and implementation of staff meetings.
• Assisting regularly in worship leading of both services, as well as other churches as needed.
• Preaching regularly (every four to six weeks); in addition, be available to other churches within presbytery for stated supply.
• Regular attendance and involvement in Presbytery and General Assembly meetings and committee assignments.